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, donna graziano is helping super storm sandy victims bablgths snow and bitter cold. >> these people are living on their second floors, have no first floor vno means of cooking. some don't have any heat. and the ones that have heat is going right through the walls. >> reporter: the blustery mix of snow and ice made driving conditions treacherous across the northeast, midwest, and south. in knox county, tennessee, this fire truck skidded off the road crushing troomer slaying in his vehicle. slagl suffered a heart attack and slid off the road. a fire truck coming to his aid skidded in the same place. slagl died. in lexington, ken tuck eblack ice and slippery roads caused another fire truck to flip on its side. it's been a week of arctic air that has left much of the nation in an icy grip. in vermont, 20 degrees below zero. and in minnesota, some parts of the state dropped to 30 below. in new york city, temperatures remain below freezing all week. >> cold weather right now, how serious is this? >> so, you know, it's pretty serious. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey rabrich is the medical directo
's happening. do you remember right after the tragedies that took place in sandy hook elementary school? the president and others were asked questions about how about having police officers on these elementary school campuses? and the answer was, we don't want guns in school. well, the answer though is really, the exact opposite of that. what the n.r.a. and others said is the answer, security personnel in elementary schools and other events and you had that by the way, sporting events, you have armed security, you have it on college campuses. it's focusing on the wrong issue. this fbi said that the assault weapon ban of 1994 did nothing to lower crime and does anybody that's watching this broadcast now think that a signed poster that said do not carry your weapon in this area would prevent what happened in sandy hook. and what about the hipaa laws when a professional finds out, what happens. >> and one of the weapons used at sandy hook, bush master, mr-14. before the patent on the m-16 was expired. it was-- >> domestic. but it can fire 45 shots in a minute by squeezing the trigger, this
, billions of taxpayer dollars going to help victims of sandy. as usual, the money is becoming a problem. "the factor" investigation. later, phil mickleson apologizes, saying he might move out of california because of high taxes. adam corolla mad at mickleson! we're coming right >> bill: unresolved problem segment, when is there is a big disaster, billions of dollars flow into helping the victims. new york governor cuomo plans to spend 30 billion taxpayer dollars on recovery and in the private sector, $400 million has already been donated primarily to help folks in new jersey and new york. some of that money came from a huge benefit concert a few weeks ago put on by a bunch of famous rock stars at madison square garden. whenever you have this kind of exposition, a loft fingers in the financial pie. joining us now from washington, ben, the executive director of the disaster accountability project. so let's start with the rock concert. the money raised there going to the robin hood foundation. i myself give that foundation a nice donation. are they doing the right thing? >> they've made 20
sandy. fox's david lee miller has that part of the story. >> reporter: as bitter temperatures continue to pound much of the northeast and midwest, a snowstorm hitting several states including hurricane ravaged new york and new jersey, many families still recovering in superstorm sandy without heat and family, some of them taking refuge in tents set up by aid workers. >> they've been here since day one. they help everybody in the community from food, drinks, down to diapers and you name it. >> it's very cold and actually mainly i sleep here next to the heater here. you see look like a rocket. so it's good at night, better than my home. >> reporter: meanwhile frigid temperatures and snow causing problems in other areas. in indiana this bus hit a patch of ice on a highway and flipped on its side injuring several passengers. in wisconsin many traffic accidents have been reported across the state and in virginia cars including this school bus having trouble staying straight, but some folks in chicago welcoming the snow. until today the windy city has not seen a day with an inch of snowfall
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hurricane sandy might disagree. as a country, where does that leave us when it comes to addressing and committing to comprehensive environmental policy? we are the same country that signed the protocol to reduce greenhouse emissions but never rad fied it. there aren't enough recycling bins, bottles and bags to reverse the damage we have done. we need bigger policy. policy that shifts us in another direction that has us investing in a greener future for the environment and the economy. president obama may have shown signs he is ready to do that in the second inaugural address. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. the path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the power of jobs and technologies. we must claim its promise. >> strong, clear words from a president considered not green enough by environment lists in his first term. it's true, the president has a lot of wo
of sandy. >>> the husband and brother of a new york woman who's been missing in turkey are in en route to find her. a 33-year-old more of two was traveling alone to fulfill her photography dream. her passport and medical documents were found in her istanbul hotel room. they created this website dedicated to tracking her down. >>> argo winning the top prize at the screen actors guild awards. other big winners jennifer lawrence as best actress. and daniel day-lewis for his portrayal of america's 16th president in "lincoln." >> it occurred to me that it was an actor that murdered abraham lincoln. and therefore somehow it's only fitting every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again. >> on the television side the stars of 30 rock alec baldwin and tina fey winning for best actor and best actress in a comedy series. >> you have to see this video of a little boy being rescued from a flooded pickup truck. the story behind this video coming up right after a real quick break. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than
, sandy levin. interestingly enough, sandy and i actually share act. sometimes you hear the term, reagan democrats. it was from our county. you have two. you have two very divergent beliefs coming out of a county. but one thing that is a very commonality of think of a county like mccomb, is we have budgets. we pass budgets on time. we balance them. we just think you should have a budget. interestingly enough, just before i came here, before we had our vote series, i was doing something i call congress in the classroom where i was going to call it skipe, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pa
the first responders who did what they could at sandy hook elementary. i was called to respond to the bombing of the federal building in oklahoma city. i spent one month investigating that senseless attack that culminated in the death of 160 americans and 19 children under the age of six. i was never the same. it is likely that the victims and survivors from newton will never be the same. do not forget the first responders. they need your help. today, we have a choice. we can maintain the status quo by putting our faith in gunfighters, the good guy we hope will prevail over the bad guy with a gunman, or we remove the obstacles that challenge our crime fighters from preventing them from ever getting a gun in the first place. people who sell guns and encourage you to place your faith in the gunfighters. this is not surprising. the fact that you can work as a fire arm without pausing a criminal background check is a flaw so large that it makes many gun laws meaningless and it distorts the fundamental effect the best of atf and every police department in the nation. as a crime figh
going to help victims of sandy. as usual, the money is becoming a problem. "the factor" investigation. later, phil mickleson apologizes, saying he might calf high taxes. adam corolla mad at mickleson! adam corolla mad at mickleson! we're coming right email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. morning, boys. so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto. [ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work wherever you work. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> bill: unresolved problem segment, when is there is a big disaster, billions of dollars flow into helping the victims. new york governor cuomo plans to sp
. that was the scene in hartford, connecticut, where the parents of children killed at sandy hook elementary testified boofer an audience that wasn't always friendly. neil heslin talked about the loss of his 6-year-old son jesse who was shot and killed while urging his classmates to run. in washington the president and vice president met at the white house with law enforcement officials from towns that have been scarred by gun violence. let's bring in steve kornacki, my colleague here at msnbc, and democratic strategist julian epstein. i want to put this question to both of you if i can. steve, these gun lobbyists are fairly aggressive. they dragged the president's children into the debate with that scurrilous advert but heckling the father of a child who was lost? can you explain that to me? >> if you look at the outpouring of grief for these families, one thing that's separated the aftermath of newtown is this story has stayed in the news. it stayed in the news a lot longer than other shootings and it's kept gun control in the news a lot longer which has created this political opening. when you look
. the shooting of sandy hook elementary school prompted these rallies. >> if it can happen in newtown, it can happen in any town, in any city, in any state, until they make these federal laws. >> stacey mccoy walked in honor of seven-year-old chase rings , one of the 20 first graders killed. joined the march on washington to demand safer communities. >> that means getting rid of the guns. >> police departments are helping. saturday, hundreds of people from the west coast to the east coast packed gun buyback events. >> the programs here in bridgeport, connecticut, has been going on for a month. officers collected about 600 weapons. >> taking a lot of pistols and taken a will lot of shotguns. >> it's leading to huge problems. >> people are afraid that our gun rights are going to be taken away. >> many at the rallies on saturday say they want to get guns out of the hands of dangerous people. not take away everyone's second amendment rights. tatiana anderson for cbs news, bridgeport, connecticut. >> a big turnout at another bay area gun buyback. offer of cash for weapons was an incentive
together around hurricane sandy. we've seen that in the new york, new jersey, connecticut area. ways in which this country is now ready for a conversation on violence and gun control based on what happened in newtown, connecticut, and of course when the president made his remarks about newtown he not only included newtown, but he also included the streets of chicago and so there is, there are these different packets of hope, even in the midst of difficulty that a number of our students at howard university and other people that i work with are latching on to at this time. >> i would also say that one of the things that we are learning is what we would need to do as a country in the face of natural societal resistance to change and that there is, there are hard lessons to be learned about how to lead in times of polarization which are different than in times when we, when the country is more naturally coming together and so those require different leadership skills, different spiritual skills, different levels of truth telling. >> i wanted to pick up on something that you said, profes
are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws, such as an assault weapons ban. >> if there are laws passed that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those rules and regulations here and i think we have the powers to do that. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we're going to t
of aid dollars to victims superstorm sandy or not. president obama already said he'll sign the bill. others say it will add to the national debt. >>> there is a new bill in congress this morning making the district of columbia the nation's 51st state. delaware senator tom carper and three others are sponsoring a bill giving d.c. full statehood. it's not expected to pass. but many say it's a promising sign that support for statehood is at least growing. delegate eleanor holmes -- it would name d.c. the new columbia ziefrm a bill allowing gay marriage in rhode island after a landslide approval in the house of representatives, it faces uncertainty in the rhode island state senate which has voted down every same-sex marriage bill since 1997. rhode island is the only state in new england to not allow same-sex marriages. it's currently legal in nine states plus d.c. >> a lawyer is suing one of d.c.'s most prominent law firms. she says they fired her for taking time off to adopt a child. pamela levinson filed that gender discrimination suit. he claims the firm fired her in february last of
to be file footage from last year's march. >>> those still struggling to recover from hurricane sandy three months later hope to get help from capitol hill. on monday the senate will vote whether to provide $50 billion in emergency relief. the senate passed this bill last year but must vote against since the house passed the bill in the 113th congress. >>> jurors return to a school parking lot in culpeper where a former police officer allegedly killed a woman. with maps and note pads, all 12 jurors and alternates fanned out to inspect the scene. former culpepper police officer daniel harmon rice has been charged with fatally shooting patricia cook last february. the defendant said he opened fire on cook after his fingers were stuck in the window of her jeep. >>> secret hearings in the case against a man convicted of killing chanrda levy began next week. ingmar guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing levy whose body was found in rock creek park. last month, federal prosecutors told a judge ingmar guandique was convicted with the help of bombshell witnesses whose credibility to be called i
at sandy hook. at least 1131 has died from gun violence. that's about 43 towns like newtowns. lydia was shot and her mother were shot while they were preparing for a birthday party for lydia's little brother. sheher mother survived but she didn't. she leaves behind three children. another senseless life taken away in america. question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> obama: and each day brings further evidence that the way we harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. >> michael: that was the only shout out the environment got during president obama's 2009 inaugural address. now with hurricane sandy, a record-breaking drought it sound like the president may be moved from reaction to action. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging firesser and c
] >> reporter: they required background checks for all gun sales and clips. after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, eleanor holmes norton said the onus is on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more meaning. -- moaning. it's time to do something about it. >> in the crowd, some people did not agree with all gun checks. >> this will not work. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys committing the crimes. >> reporter: a minister askedd crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for success of the obama administration's efforts to -- administration's efforts to control guns. arne duncan reminded participants it's going to take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything to make sure we pass legislationha makes our children, our families and our communities safer, but we can't do it by ourselves. we need all of you, if we stay together, nothing can stop us. can you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: a spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, the nra opposed any further restrictions on gun sales. laura.
coming up. >>> freezing temperatures causing more problems for victims of super storm sandy. why residents are waiting so long for repairs. >>> let's give you another live look outside. that is the east shore freeway. interstate 80 westbound, eastbound looking good. time now 6:40. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> good morning, to you. and welcome back. a good looking starlet to the day but a chilly start to the day getting outdoors this morning it's a cold one. >>> victims of super storm sandy are being tested again. this time by frigid cold temperatures. some gas lines in queens, new york are still not working. people have been forced to resort to space heaters and blankets to stay warm. residents have been flooding the gas company with calls but they say it's difficult for them to come out and make repairs. >> if you're not here you get skipped over and have to wait again. so you have no choice. >> there is one big source of hel
by superstorm sandy. >> dupont 2013, a cautious year with the slow growth world economy. how worrisome are those comments from the economic bellwether. >> j & j exceeds estimates. the full year forecast a bit below the streets, as investors pay close attention to new ceo alex gorsky. >>> the dow component reporting fourth quarter numbers of 38 cents. that was well below estimates. verizon said the results were impacted by superstorm sandy. we're just getting details now, david, on activations on things like the iphone, 6.2 million, not too shabby. >> the problem was not necessarily activations, carl. the key is simply that margins came in even worse than had been anticipated. this, after the company already guided them down a bit at the consumer electronics show a couple of weeks back. and there, of course, you're talking about operating koose i higher than anticipated. investors may be a little concerned today when you take a look at that chart there. now, listen, to carl's point, they're adding a lot of customers. they're activating a lot of devices. we talk often about the subsidy for the app
sandy relief efforts. we'll have live coverage of the senate when they return at 2:15 eastern here on c-span2. going to take you live next acrosstown in washington to the democratic national committee and their winter meeting about to get underway. they're going to hear from democratic national committee chairman, debbie debbie wasserman schultz. it should get underway shortly here on c-span2. democratic national committee chairman debbie wasserman schultz will speak shortly talking about the democratic party's agenda and challenges ahead for the 113th congress. we'll have live coverage when she gets underway on c-span2. a look at the agenda ahead in transportics with secretary ray a are hood who called on congress to pass a five-year long-term transportation bill. [applause] >> hello, everybody. thank you very much. good noontime to all of you and thank you for including me again in your program. i want to ask all of our dot team gathered for lunch to stand up and be recognized. all dot stand up and be recognized. [applause] thank you all. thank you. i know that trb wouldn't be what it
to boehner's defense when he delayed the vote on the sandy, because i said, 64% of that will never be spent for two years. it wasn't for the sandy victims. the budget control act says you cannot put money into the budget without taking something out. but a relief act is not subject to budget control, so the administration dumped on all these things. $15 million to plant tree on private property, 5-point' p billion for army corps of engineers which is in excess of their entire annual budget with no idea where it's going to be spend. mitigating future disasters? so a fact only a small portion of that actually went to sandy victims. what was an example of a profile in courage. why could dewant to put all this pork on here and make the american enemy spend money where we're in a deep hole and that's getting back to, how do we help president obama not become the president that bankrupted america? we have to cut expenses and if we went went around the table and within through the budget, there's many, many things that each of us would not bore roy money from china if they were still lehning it --
air also making life tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have even the basic utilities to heat their home since the storm struck. susan candiotti is joining us from staten island. you spoke with a resident there who still can't go home. is that a problem for many? i mean, what is life like for these people now? >> reporter: it is a problem for people here on staten island. you see that even now, a few months after superstorm sandy hit, there is still demolition work going on, removing debris. a lot of people, as you said, are still living in their homes without the basic necessities. some of them simply don't want to leave. they want to stay put among their own belongings. there are places that can get help while they're waiting repairs to begin. larry gonzalez has a problem at his house because he believes it should be demolished and is in an argument with the city that thinks it can be repaired. fema and the like. heating oil poured into the house when a storm surge came and filled his basement with like four feet of water. he's getting really frustrated. >>
alert. senate passed $51 billion relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. the measure passed the house two weeks ago. critics were unhappy there were no off-setting spending cuts. supporters have been pushing relief bill for weeks. the final bill vote 62-36. now -- ♪ ♪ >> bret: after that music, fresh pickings from the political grapevine. zero. that is the amount of time given to coverage of the hundreds of thousands strong marm for life. marking the 40th anniversary of the roe v. wade decision by cbs and abc evening news show friday. stories that did make the cut, hillary clinton's glasses. and the subway foot-long sub that is only 11 inches long. however, both networks did cover the other march in d.c., the pro-gun control event saturday which cbs said numbered close to 1,000 people. that prompted one religious organization to tweet, "the march for gun control was paltry compared to marm for life, but the media coverage was big versus small. the bias is palpable. >> an article tieing the march for life to increased call for gun control. president obama signed the stimu
and the sandy hook elementary school. >>> our state will be represented in this year's inaugural parade. university of maryland marching band will serenade the audience with music. it's selected from more than 2,000 bands who applied to take part. this is video of the band performing in front of fellow university student. this is the 4th time in the 104 year history they are taking part in the celebration. >>> remember we are your home for the complete inauguration coverage. we will have live team coverage in the nation's capital and we have a special section on the abc2tv app. down load that app from the app store. >> and if you are looking forward to heading down there, we need to bundle up. >> yes, you do. it's going to be a chilly day especially this morning. but as we go into the afternoon i will calling it more seasonable. we won't get the arctic blast until tomorrow. you see the low temperatures this morning, these will be our high temperatures tomorrow. so oh, yes, we are going to feel it. right now, in perry hall, temperature at 26 degrees. 24 in west friend hip. around at 30 a
annual polar bear plunge at sandy point beach. this is video from last year's event. today some of the offices in the area will close early to participate in the corporate plunge and tomorrow it's plunge fest 2013. it is a very quick swim in the chesapeake bay. all to raise money for a great cause, the expect olympics maryland. those attending are asked to show up to show off their purple pride. >> he has his priorities in the right place because he will takpart in other events for special olympics but something is coming up next week. if you've done one of those, they are great to see and it's a great program, but it's painful. >> cold for three weeks after whether you are in new orleans or not. >> we have been cold for the past couple days here. >> we have been frigid here and we will do it all over again today. but this time we will throw in moisture with it. so not a whole lot. we will have the clipper that's coming down from canada and -- an alberta clipper. it's a quick moving system and it will dove 1 to 2 in-- drop 1 to 2 inch of know -- inch of snow. if you can't get ba
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
had a derailment because of it. we had record fires. we had record levels of damage from sandy, $70 billion. if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the changes that are taking place, to agriculture, to our communities, the ocean and so forth, we are ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and we better go after it. >> to my good friend senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state, new mexico is also a producer state and i found the same experience that senator kerry has talked about in massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector these renewable jobs. so i think it's a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said and i hope we can work with each other, because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that is going to be so vital to the future and vital
he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and m
in a gun clip than with banning assault weapons. he said that might have slowed down the gunman at sandy hook elementary. >> if it took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein unveiled her bill yesterday surrounded by police chiefs, mayors and crime victims. it would ban the manufacture, sale, and transportation of 157 types of guns and also lower the threshold for other guns to be classified as assault weapons. the bill would ban high capacity magazines and beef up background checks. critics say the bill won't make it out of congress. >>> to world news now, more threats from north korea. the communist regime says south korea participates in sanctions, it could face war. it calls the united states its sworn enemy. >>> in the meantime, investigators with the ntsb found two problems with the dreamliner. they say the batteries show signs of short circuiting and found chemical overheating and a reaction called thermal runway. they are still testing the batteries at the ntsb lab in d.c. the dreamliner is the most technically advanced plane in the worl
as emotionally moved as i saw him after sandy hook. this has been an issue we carried on my show. when i saw what he said the other day and the executive order, i was impressed by the boldness and courage of the leadership and then there was the reality check. within minutes people popping up on both sides saying he can't get through an assault weapon ban. today a young teenage boy killed five people with an assault weapon. the weekend we had people injured at gun shows with guns. america is a country riddled with gun violence. do you think the president has the political clout and the personal drive to try and pursue an assault weapons ban if it looks like he can't? >> i think he's made that clear. he is going to pursue it. >> can he succeed? >> let''s see. we announced a couple of days ago an organization called organizing for action. that's the obama for america community, grass roots organizers who wanted to come together to continue working for change. they're going to be critical in this effort of getting key pieces of the agenda done. things people voted on in this election. there is a cry
shot. >> i've never seen the president quite as emotionally moved as i saw him after sandy hook and this is an issue that we have carried a lot on my show but when i saw what he said the other day and the proposals put forward, executive order and with congress, i was so impressed by the boldness and the courage of the leadership and then the reality check. within minutes, people popping up on both sides saying, well, of course, he can't through an assault weapons ban. >> we'll see. >> today, a young teenage boy killed five people with an assault weapon. the weekend, we had people injured at gun shows with guns. the irony not lost on anybody on gun appreciation day. america is a country riddled with gun violence. do you think the president has the political clout and the personal drive to try and pursue an assault weapons ban if it looks like he can't? >> i think he's made that clear. he is going to pursue it and -- >> can he succeed? >> well, you know, let's see. i think integral to succeeding in washington is building the american people's voice from the inside. we announced a
with the sandy and fiscal cliff votes. >> we'll stick with the metaphor. warming in cooperation or chilly confrontation? >> the incentives nationally for republicans are to do something about immigration. but if you are -- your average house member up there, you just won your district. probably did not support barack obama, and frankly your incentives are not aligned with the national party. you don't care about whether chrissis chriss christie or marco rubio gets support. pundits and grassroots and a lot of members will decide the issue in the house of representatives. >> big challenges for the president and internally. ahead on "starting point," we've heard about the second term curse. the final four years can turn into a bit of disaster. the obstacles that could give this president some second-term trouble, next. financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice.
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